Tiger Watch
September 17, 2020

U.S. Open 2020: Tiger Woods has an afternoon tee time on Friday. Here's how you can watch

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Jamie Squire

Tiger Woods shot an opening-round 73 at Winged Foot and sits eight shots off the leader.

Tiger Woods looked solid on Thursday during the first round of the U.S. Open … until his last two holes. A bogey/double-bogey finish left him with a three-over 73, eight strokes back of the lead held by one of the tour pros Tiger played along side, Justin Thomas.

Suffice it to say, those three lost strokes on the 17th and 18th holes will make Friday’s second round a bit more stressful as Woods will have a smaller margin for error as he tries to make the 36-hole cut. According to make-cut probability meter compiled by the USGA scoring system, Tiger went from 79.9 percent chance after 16 holes to a 47.3 percent chance after the 18th hole. Of course, that means another intriguing storyline to follow for fans watching at home on Day 2 of the USGA’s signature championship.

Tiger tees off in the second round on Friday afternoon, starting on the 10th tee, paired again with Thomas and Collin Morikawa (who struggled with a six-over 76 in Round 1). Their tee time is 1:27 p.m., a much better scenario for West Coast viewers compared to the 8:07 a.m. Eastern tee time Tiger had on Thursday.

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Once again, the good news is that finding Tiger’s opening tee shot on your TV shouldn’t be a big issue. With NBCUniversal taking over broadcast coverage of the USGA’s signature event, most of the nearly 45 hours of live golf will be shown on Golf Channel and NBC, two stations we’re guessing you already know where to find on your cable box.

Here’s how Friday’s second-round coverage plays out:

7:30-9:30 a.m., Peacock
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Golf Channel
4-7 p.m., NBC

So Tiger’s round will start on Golf Channel, but about half way through you’re going to need to grab the clicker and switch to your NBC affiliate. Simple, right? Actually it really should be. We know you’ve got this.

Meanwhile, we’ve listed all the tee times for Friday below, just in case you can use them.

And before that, we want to help with one other thing. Peacock? What is Peacock you ask?

Well, it’s NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, thus it won’t be something you’ll find it on your cable guide. You can go to peacocktv.com to sign up for the service (the basic package, including the U.S. Open coverage, is free) as well as access the Peacock app on Apple TV (it’s not yet available on Roku or Amazon Fire).

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Jamie Squire

Justin Thomas played a practice round with Woods ahead of their pairing during the first and second rounds.

Friday/Second Round

Hole No. 1

6:50 a.m. – Richy Werenski, Taylor Pendrith, Renato Paratore

7:01 a.m. – Jim Herman, (a) John Pak, Thomas Pieters

7:12 a.m. – Michael Thompson, Andrew Putnam, Chesson Hadley

7:23 a.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith

7:34 a.m. – Lee Westwood, (a) James Sugrue, Bubba Watson

7:45 a.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Daniel Berger, Branden Grace

7:56 a.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer

8:07 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley

8:18 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Xander Schauffele, Brandt Snedeker

8:29 a.m. – Shugo Imahira, Byeong Hun An, (a) Takumi Kanaya

8:40 a.m. – Danny Lee, Mark Hubbard, Lanto Griffin

8:51 a.m. – Stephan Jaeger, Lee Hodges, Adrian Otaegui

12:10 p.m. – Daniel Balin, Greyson Sigg, J.C. Ritchie

12:21 p.m. – (a) Ricky Castillo, Brian Harman, Andy Sullivan

12:32 p.m. – Tom Lewis, (a) Preston Summerhays, Jason Kokrak

12:43 p.m. – Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker, (a) John Augenstein

12:54 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, Thomas Detry, Erik van Rooyen

1:05 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett

1:16 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day

1:27 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose

1:38 p.m. – Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Steve Stricker

1:49 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Corey Conners

2 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, (a) Chun An Yu, Justin Harding

2:11 p.m. – Scott Hend, Dan McCarthy, Ryan Vermeer

Hole No. 10

6:50 a.m. – Shaun Norris, Rory Sabbatini, Chan Kim

7:01 a.m. – Adam Long, (a) Eduard Rousaud, Mike Lorenzo-Vera

7:12 a.m. – (a) Lukas Michel, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones

7:23 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Si Woo Kim, Rafa Cabrera Bello

7:34 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Cameron Champ

7:45 a.m. – Gary Woodland, (a) Andy Ogletree, Shane Lowry

7:56 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau

8:07 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm

8:18 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland

8:29 a.m. – Romain Langasque, Davis Riley, Will Zalatoris

8:40 a.m. – Matthias Schwab, (a) Cole Hammer, Alex Noren

8:51 a.m. – Connor Syme, Paul Barjon, Marty Jertson

12:10 p.m. – Brandon Wu, Curtis Luck, Ryan Fox

12:21 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Rasmus Hojgaard, J.T. Poston

12:32 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Sung Kang, Kevin Streelman

12:43 p.m. – Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Na, Matt Wallace

12:54 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Harris English, (a) Davis Thompson

1:05 p.m. – Paul Waring, Victor Perez, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

1:16 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth

1:27 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods

1:38 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell

1:49 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Ryo Ishikawa, Max Homa

2 p.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Robert MacIntyre, (a) Sandy Scott

2:11 p.m. – Eddie Pepperell, Troy Merritt, Sami Valimaki

(a): amateur

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So you’re excited to watch Tiger Woods play his first round at the U.S. Open? Join the crowd. But to do it, we’re going to warn you: It’s best to make sure you’ve got the coffee-maker programmed in advance.

Woods tees off early on Thursday at Winged Foot, playing with Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa as part of the 8:07 a.m. group off the first tee. For those not living on the East Coast, that means an alarm clock or a rooster will probably be in order.

The good news is that finding Tiger’s opening tee shot on your TV shouldn’t be a big issue. With NBCUniversal taking over broadcast coverage of the USGA’s signature event, most of the nearly 45 hours of live golf will be shown on Golf Channel and NBC, two stations that we’re guessing you already know where to find on your cable box.

Here’s how Thursday’s first-round coverage will play out:

7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Golf Channel
2-5 p.m., NBC
5-7 p.m.., Peacock

Assuming Tiger’s round takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes, you probably won’t even need to change channels to see all 18 holes. It really couldn’t be much easier now could it.

What though if you’re not in front of a TV? Well, on a computer, you can stream the entire broadcast at USOpen.com. And if you’re away from your TV and your computer, you can watch on a mobile device by downloading the U.S. Open app and watching the streaming coverage there.

While we’ve got you here, we might as well help you out on how to watch Tiger’s second round, too. On Friday, provided there are no scheduling issues, Tiger tees off on the 10th tee with Thomas and Morikawa at 1:27 p.m. (feel free to sleep in).

Here’s how Friday’s second-round coverage plays out:

7:30-9:30 a.m., Peacock
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Golf Channel
4-7 p.m., NBC

Once again, set the TV for Golf Channel and you’re good to go at the start before needing to switch to NBC at some point during Tiger’s back nine.

OK, you should be all set. Below, however, are all the tee times for Thursday, just in case you can use them.

And before that, we want to help with one other thing. Peacock? What is Peacock you ask?

Well, it’s NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, thus it won’t be something you’ll find it on your cable guide. You can go to peacocktv.com to sign up for the service (the basic package, including the U.S. Open coverage, is free) as well as access the Peacock app on Apple TV (it’s not yet available on Roku or Amazon Fire).

Friday/Second Round

Hole No. 1

6:50 a.m. – Richy Werenski, Taylor Pendrith, Renato Paratore

7:01 a.m. – Jim Herman, (a) John Pak, Thomas Pieters

7:12 a.m. – Michael Thompson, Andrew Putnam, Chesson Hadley

7:23 a.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith

7:34 a.m. – Lee Westwood, (a) James Sugrue, Bubba Watson

7:45 a.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Daniel Berger, Branden Grace

7:56 a.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer

8:07 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley

8:18 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Xander Schauffele, Brandt Snedeker

8:29 a.m. – Shugo Imahira, Byeong Hun An, (a) Takumi Kanaya

8:40 a.m. – Danny Lee, Mark Hubbard, Lanto Griffin

8:51 a.m. – Stephan Jaeger, Lee Hodges, Adrian Otaegui

12:10 p.m. – Daniel Balin, Greyson Sigg, J.C. Ritchie

12:21 p.m. – (a) Ricky Castillo, Brian Harman, Andy Sullivan

12:32 p.m. – Tom Lewis, (a) Preston Summerhays, Jason Kokrak

12:43 p.m. – Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker, (a) John Augenstein

12:54 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, Thomas Detry, Erik van Rooyen

1:05 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett

1:16 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day

1:27 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose

1:38 p.m. – Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Steve Stricker

1:49 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Corey Conners

2 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, (a) Chun An Yu, Justin Harding

2:11 p.m. – Scott Hend, Dan McCarthy, Ryan Vermeer

Hole No. 10

6:50 a.m. – Shaun Norris, Rory Sabbatini, Chan Kim

7:01 a.m. – Adam Long, (a) Eduard Rousaud, Mike Lorenzo-Vera

7:12 a.m. – (a) Lukas Michel, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones

7:23 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Si Woo Kim, Rafa Cabrera Bello

7:34 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Cameron Champ

7:45 a.m. – Gary Woodland, (a) Andy Ogletree, Shane Lowry

7:56 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau

8:07 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm

8:18 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland

8:29 a.m. – Romain Langasque, Davis Riley, Will Zalatoris

8:40 a.m. – Matthias Schwab, (a) Cole Hammer, Alex Noren

8:51 a.m. – Connor Syme, Paul Barjon, Marty Jertson

12:10 p.m. – Brandon Wu, Curtis Luck, Ryan Fox

12:21 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Rasmus Hojgaard, J.T. Poston

12:32 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Sung Kang, Kevin Streelman

12:43 p.m. – Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Na, Matt Wallace

12:54 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Harris English, (a) Davis Thompson

1:05 p.m. – Paul Waring, Victor Perez, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

1:16 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth

1:27 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods

1:38 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell

1:49 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Ryo Ishikawa, Max Homa

2 p.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Robert MacIntyre, (a) Sandy Scott

2:11 p.m. – Eddie Pepperell, Troy Merritt, Sami Valimaki

(a): amateur

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